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Brewed by Birrificio Montegioco
Style: Barley Wine
Montegioco, Italy
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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zaf (270) - - MAR 8, 2013
aroma: toast, floral, alcohol, coffee, chocolate, apparenza: black, cloudy, minimal head, gusto: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, palato: medium body, sticky, average carbonation, bitter, aroma complesso,caffè,malto tostato,cioccolato,floreale e alcolica..scura con poca schiuma bianca..sapore fruttato e di caffè,dolce con un lungo finale amaro luppolato..ottima davvero ma l’ho presa perchè volevo un barley wine e in realtà non stiamo parlando proprio di un barley wine ma di stout/imperial stout secondo me..comunque ben fatta!


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
NosirIwont (2140) - Aalborg Vestby, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle. 8.8%. Best before 30.06.18. 10 cl. sample. Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a tan, dishwash head. Dryish aroma, a bit roasted, with notes of coffee, fruit and cereals. Tart, sweet, fruity flavour with an alcohol note. Lingering fruity, bordering grainy note, as well as grassy and a bread note as it warms. Too much carbonation. Overall so-so. Feels unbalanced. 01.05.15.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esp0r (2370) - NORWAY - MAY 2, 2015
Bottle shared by Simonsen
Pours dark, black in glass, thin tanned head. Smell of toast, caramel, coffee and some perfume. Heavy sweet, malty and fruity, alot of prunes, toast, ash and coffee. Moderate bitter finish. Very interesting BW from Italy

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Enjoyit (3602) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
VBC 2015 black of color with a brown foamy head. An aroma of cold coffee, charcoal and roasted malt. A flavor of roasted malt, burnt malt and cold coffee.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
MOLA_DK (370) - DENMARK - MAY 1, 2015
Bottle share at VBC. Very dark brown with a off white head. Sweet aroma, prunes. Medium body, low bitterness.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Simonsen (856) - NORWAY - DEC 31, 2014
Flaske medbrakt fra roma av snill kone. Svart farge, moderat karbonert. Tynn skumrand. Lett oljeaktig tekstur. Smaker kaffe, mørk malt, karamell, brunt sukker. Meget fornøyelig, men usikker på hva slags type øl dette er

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2733) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 30, 2014
Bottle. Thanks to mike12da. Cocoa powder, sweet dark fruit, and fumes. Dark translucent brown color. Thin chocolate initial, gentle strained prunes in mid, some light sugar, and the dark fruit reasserts itself in the finish. Medium body. Very gentle, pleasant, and smooth.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
leghorn99 (115) - Livorno, ITALY - OCT 10, 2014
Colore praticamente nero, con una discreta testa di schiuma beige, fine e cremosa, che ha buona persistenza. Aroma pulito, anche se non molto forte, che mostra coerenza con il colore della birra: caffè, orzo tostato, leggeri sentori di salsa di soia, una lieve speziatura e qualche nota fruttata (pera?) vanno a comporre un bouquet olfattivo interessante ed abbastanza complesso. Molto bene anche l’arrivo in bocca: morbida, quasi cremosa, poco carbonata, dal corpo medio. Ritroviamo il caffè e le tostature, le lievi note di salsa di soia, la liquirizia e, più nascoste, alcune sfumature fruttate (soprattutto prugna) e di cioccolato. Nel finale emerge anche una gradevole leggera nota di sigaro; birra complessa ed arricchita da numerose piccole sfaccettature che la rendono molto interessante, quasi da contemplare sorso dopo sorso. E’ facile da bere, l’alcool è ben nascosto e regala un discreto warming, morbido, solamente nel retrogusto, assieme a caffè, liquirizia e prugna disidratata. E’ una birra importante (sebbene un po’ snellita dal finale che porta in dote la leggera acidità del caffè) che si lascia sorseggiare lentamente a fine pasto, ma è anche quasi scontato vederla abbinata a dolci (di cioccolato o caffè).

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (2776) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2014
At Zwanze Day 2014 (Moeder Lambic Fontainas). THX everyone for sharing today’s beers. APPEARANCE: black beer, small stable beige head. NOSE: coffee, some hops, chocolate. TASTE: coffee, caramel, malts, nice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
77ships (5411) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2014
Thanks! Sampled draft @ Italian Beer Week-end / Zwanze 2014 CML. Black, solid smaller mocha head. Nose very syrupy, prunes, mocha, liquorish. Taste is long cooked brown apples, syrup, lots of prunes, creamy liquorish, dark fruits, mocha. Thick syrupy body. Very nice even if not my favourite flavour combinations.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Taboada (537) - Compostela (Galiza), - JUL 7, 2014
Tap tasted on 05/07/2014. Drak brown ale with a creamy and persistent white head. Aroma is fruity and sugar. Taste is complex, with vainilla, dark fruits and malts. Nice carbonation and easy to drink. The alcohol is well balanced. Next one please!


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